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  • Bill Newton-Dunn at Newark Market
    Article: May 21, 2019

    Our longest serving MEP, and our lead Candidate for the East Midlands Euro election, Bill Newton-Dunn visited Newark Market place on Saturday 18th May.

    Local activists came to meet him and to hand out leaflets to passers-by before heading off for street deliveries.

  • recyle logo
    Article: Apr 22, 2019
    By Peter Scorer

    Although recycling has become more important nationally, Newark and Sherwood has failed to keep up.

    Ten years ago, Liberal Democrat District Councillor Peter Harris convinced the Council to introduce silver bins, taking the District to 51st in Local Authority rankings. By 2017 Newark and Sherwood had dropped to 303rd, only managing to recycle 30 per cent. Even in Nottinghamshire it is second lowest.

  • Pothole Vicarage Road
    Article: Apr 22, 2019

    It's official; Nottinghamshire has the worst potholes in the Country.

    Over the past five years the County Council has paid out £5.1 million in compensation to motorists and cyclists. This is the largest payout by any Council.
    Even after two years in charge, the Conservatives are blaming the previous Labour administration for the poor state of our roads. However the decade of under-investment began when the Conservatives were running the Council until 2013.

  • Green Lib Dem Logo
    Article: Apr 22, 2019

    The Government has set a 20 year deadline for the full introduction of electric vehicles. In the meantime we will need a dramatic increase in the number of charging points.

    Locally progress has been slow. One single point has been put into the new Castle House car park . A year ago the Town Council asked the District Council about its plans throughout the District. A joint project installing a large number of charge points would reduce costs significantly. So far the District Council has not responded.
    With the need to reduce carbon emissions becoming more and more urgent, Liberal Democrat Councillors will push hard to have these important measures installed.

  • Pavement Southwell 2
    Article: Apr 22, 2019

    The quality of the repairs to our pavements is a regular topic on the doorstep. The patching is almost more dangerous than the original holes.

    Remember, you can report problems on-line at https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/transport/ roads/potholes/report-a-pothole

    When is the County Council going to ensure that Via do a decent Job?